ok let's see hereWRXin' said:Is the reduction in throw a significant one? How long did the install take, and did you also get the bushings?
ya i can tell the difference i didn't know what you meant by significant like it helps so much or u can just barely tell.but no problem cartmen..KICK A$$WRXin' said:If you can tell the difference, then it's significant...at least in my world it is. Anyways, thanks for the info
haha ya it rocks i had to run in the house and get a hammer and my stupid buddy hit the top i was like WTF you doing...cuz the hammer wasn't flat it had like the rivets on the end so i was pissed then i got a small piece of wood to put on top of it as a "coaster" and he whacked it but the board was a little thin and he has bad aim so i got a huge as board at this point i was a little angry i told him to hold the board in place and i whacked the **** out of it with 1 shot it popped in and i rejoiced!!woohoo w00t sweet..hahah ya it's great i love it..as long as you have everything with you while you do it you'll be fine...it's just i had to run in and out of the house to get crapis2scooby said:Did you have a tough time getting the new shifter "ball" set in the linkage cup? I had to beat the HECK out of the thing with a rubber mallet to get it in there...
P.S. The Kartboy ROCKS, huh?
hmm mine aren't even close to hitting the plate...i wonder y some do and some dont...there is a bend/point on the shifter did u install that bend pointing forward or back?QuickSilver said:I installed my Kartboy this past weekend with a friend. Here are some details (in case it may help others):
Getting the knob in was cake (and I was worried for nothing). My friend put a phone book over it and I hit the thing in on my second try using a 15 lb dumbbell.
The metal frame part was tricky. The stick hit it in 1st, so we removed it and I tried to bend/bang the corner. After playing with the screws a bit, we got in to not hit the frame.
We also installed the bushings:
this was the hard part in my opinion. We put the car up on ramps. Getting the old bushing out was a real pain. I ended up chopping it up with a pair of clippers and it was still hard. next getting the new bushings to mount was difficult. The directions in the I-club link was right -on except this part. Compressing the bushing was too hard, there was no way to screw the washer back on. A simple solution: a c-clamp from Home Depot. After that, it was cake.
Overall, the install was simple with everyday tools, a phone book, ramp, and dumbbells. I hope this helps future installers.
If you install the shifter backwards, it'll actually hit the console in 1st gear. My shifter linkage didn't rub the plate either. I bent it up a little just in case.SpeedRacerWRX02 said:hmm mine aren't even close to hitting the plate...i wonder y some do and some dont...there is a bend/point on the shifter did u install that bend pointing forward or back?
ok thats what i thoght but wasn't sure. Does anyoen else think that it's odd that some people have problems with it and some don'tPlatinumWRX said:
If you install the shifter backwards, it'll actually hit the console in 1st gear. My shifter linkage didn't rub the plate either. I bent it up a little just in case.